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Melissa B.

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Vancouver, WA
About Me:
I am a creative consultant for Knit Picks product development, and I help to choose yarn colors and design the multicolored yarns like Imagination, Stroll, and Felici.

My favorite kind of knitting is colorwork, and I love substituting colors to really make a colorwork project my own. Everyone I know seems to be having babies (including myself!), so cute little baby knits are frequently found on my needles as well.
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Preview of Stroll Tonal

Posted on February 26, 2010 at 3:11pm 20 Comments

You've probably heard the podcast of the spring yarn preview, so I thought I would give a little more background into the Stroll and Shadow Tonals. When Tina asked me to design the colorways of these yarns, I thought it was a great idea. Because the Tonals are hand painted, we have exact control over just how variegated the yarn is--something that we could never quite achieve with the old kettle dyed… Continue

Winner of the photo contest!

Posted on November 18, 2009 at 7:24am 7 Comments

Congratulations to October Phillips, winner of our Behind the Scenes Photo Contest. Thanks to everyone who sent in their guesses. The answers are:

Photo 1 - Town Slippers - 40130 (the spats specifically)…


Photo behind the scenes & a contest!

Posted on November 3, 2009 at 9:30am 10 Comments

Now that our November catalog projects are online and catalogs are in the mail, I thought it would be fun to show you a few "behind the scenes" snapshots of our catalog shots. Often we have to put ourselves and our models in ridiculous looking situations to get that lovely and natural looking shot. To make things a little interesting, we've decided to make a game out of it. Can you guess what the product is we're shooting? (Hint: It's either a kit or a book project.)

Contest… Continue

Alice's autumn hat

Posted on October 20, 2009 at 7:44am 20 Comments

When the weather turned chilly, I realized that Alice had outgrown all the hats she had as a newborn last winter. Knitting to the rescue! I'd had my eye on the Aviatrix Baby Hat pattern for a while, so that was an easy choice. Then I just had to go stash diving for the perfect yarn. I landed on… Continue

Winner of the HUB gift certificate!

Posted on October 9, 2009 at 10:11am 3 Comments

Remember the Portland contest I posted a few weeks ago? Sorry about the delay in picking a winner--we had lots of great entries, and I got sick last week, so it was a double whammy. We had so many awesome ideas suggested that we ended up choosing the top 10 entries and then drawing a random one from those. The lucky winner is Gwyneth who posted the following suggestions:

1. The… Continue

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At 2:41am on March 8, 2016, Elizabeth Leveques said…

Good day,
How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very important to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site. Could you please get back to me on my private email:( for the full details?
Have a nice day and God bless you,

At 10:19pm on May 13, 2012, scrapquilter said…

Hello, I need some feedback here.  Found a lovely afghan pattern, and want to make it up in good yarn. I am not sure which yarn to pick, I want a worsted weight and down, for a soft, cuddle up afghan for adults. Any suggestions on which yarn to use? I would greatly appreciate it. Leaning towards a noro type yarn. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

At 4:00pm on April 7, 2010, Gina D Basile said…

I downloaded your pattern for Queen of Diamonds Fingerless gloves (so cool) I have a question about the cobweb lace fringe..... I'm following the pattern but when I'm finished with row 7 where you drop a every other stitch I have this very small loop that looks nothing like the beautiful long loops in the picture.... can you tell me what I'm doing wrong?
At 12:01pm on January 23, 2010, Bonnie said…
Melissa, That is Alice in the latest catalogue, isn't it? She is adorable.
At 11:11am on December 28, 2009, FiberLover said…
Hi Melissa - I am looking at your blog page, and I see the Peapod sweater. Is this your own design? Do you sell your designs? Can I get the pattern for this adorable sweater? What sizes will the sweater fit? I love this! Hope to hear from you soon.
At 8:52am on December 25, 2009, liz contesti said…
Would love to get the pattern for the peapod sweater also what yarn did you use for it? Would love to hear from you. Thank you Liz C.
At 5:40am on December 19, 2009, Nairamdal said…
hi Melissa!
At 11:36pm on October 8, 2009, parisribbons said…
Thank you. So glad to have you back.
At 8:43pm on October 5, 2009, Peggy Stuart said…
Melissa: Get well soon! --P
At 8:46pm on October 1, 2009, parisribbons said…
How does one deal with the ends in colorwork? I tried to weave one though the back of the stitches as I do for my other projects and the other colors show through on the front. I assume this is not the
desired effect. I definitely need some serious help on this one.

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